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Meaning of FRUCTIFICATION

Pronunciation:  `fruktufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  organs of fruiting (especially the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses)
  2. [n]  the bearing of fruit
 

FRUCTIFICATION is a 14 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, reproductive structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fruc`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. fructificatio: cf.
F. fructification.]
1. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of
   fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit;
   fecundation.

         The prevalent fructification of plants. --Sir T.
                                               Brown.

2. (Bot.)
   (a) The collective organs by which a plant produces its
       fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores.
   (b) The process of producing fruit, or seeds, or spores.



 

 

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